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Drug Testing Should Not Be Mandatory in High Schools

Morgan Donnelly, Opinion Writer

May 1, 2017

Over the years it has been widely debated whether or not drug testing should be mandatory in high schools. Although it could benefit some students I believe it would be a waste of time or resources. Drug testing is an inefficient ...

Is Desert Vista Cafeteria Lunch Healthy?

Leilani Nish, Opinion Writer

May 1, 2017

The cafeteria food at Desert Vista provides many different choices of food to choose from. But is the food at DV really good for a student’s health? Some may argue that the students should be the ones to choose what they wa...

Sean Spicer Isn’t So Spicy

Lyndsey Klein, Opinion Writer

May 1, 2017

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary and former communications director for Donald Trump is under some heat for several comments he made in an interview yesterday. When talking about Russia’s alliance with Syrian President ...

The School Grading System: Is it Accurate?

Charles Schartman, Opinion Writer

April 7, 2017

Often the cause of much worry in a teenager’s life is the grade received in an academic subject in high school. Most of this stress can be traced down to a desired acceptance to a college, which includes a student’s grade...

School Bathrooms

Lyndsey Klein, Opinion Writer

April 7, 2017

Among Desert Vista students, school bathrooms are a topic that’s discussed a lot. To find out what they thought of them, I asked a variety of DV students what they thought of the school bathrooms.   “They’re defi...

Cheer Tryouts

Paige Kaminski, Opinion Writer

April 7, 2017

Desert Vista cheer tryouts were held in the small gym on March 20 through March 24. About 48 talented girls tried out with 15 getting cut.   “I enjoyed tryouts. I’m happy I made JV! Cheer is difficult, you have t...

FCA Huddle

Leilani Nish, Opinion Writer

April 7, 2017

The FCA, also known as Fellow Christian Athletes Huddle is a Desert Vista activity that meets every other Wednesday of every month at 7 a.m in the large gym. The activity is open for any students at DV who are interested in hav...

AZ Merit Causes More Harm Than Good

Morgan Donnelly, Opinion Writer

April 7, 2017

Every year Desert Vista students are forced to undergo large amounts of homework, intricate projects, and of course the dreaded finals week. When they are not worrying about these things, they stress over upcoming standardized test...

Will Private Trump Public?

Lyndsey Klein, Opinion Writer

March 31, 2017

  For many families in the public school system, Donald Trump getting elected in office meant bad news for their children’s education. Not just because he is a Republican who’s made promises to lower taxes, meanin...

Public Schooling is Superior to Homeschooling

Morgan Donnelly, Opinion Writer

March 31, 2017

It is no easy decision deciding the future of one’s education, it is the blueprints to a successful and prosperous life. That is why for generations parent and students heavily debate public school education vs homeschooling. Evi...

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